First Black woman to serve on Greensboro City Council dies

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Dr. Katie Dorsett (Photo: @greensborocity on Twitter)

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Katie Dorsett, the first Black woman to hold a North Carolina cabinet post as well as on the Greensboro City Council, has died. She was 87.

The city issued a statement saying Dorsett died on Monday. No cause of death was listed. Dorsett served two terms on the city council from 1983 to 1986. After serving on the Greensboro City Council, Dorsett served as a Guilford County Commissioner beginning in 1990.

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Dorsett represented District 9 until 1992, when she was appointed Secretary of Administration by North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt, the first Black woman to hold a state Cabinet post.